File:Abraham Cowley by Sir Peter Lely.jpg|thumb|Abraham Cowley, portrait by Peter Lely
'''Abraham Cowley''' (;
[Alan Hager (ed.), [https://books.google.com/books?id=XnYTGjWspWIC&dq= ''The Age of Milton: An Encyclopedia of Major 17th-Century British and American Authors''], ABC-CLIO, 2004, p. 89.]
161828 July 1667) was an England|English poet
born in the City of London
late in 1618. He was one of the leading English poets of the 17th century, with 14 printings of his ''Works'' published between 1668 and 1721.
[''Oxford Dictionary of National Biography'' "Abraham Cowley"]